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ISP News Archives for August 2020

 
kcom home fttp outside install

25th Aug 2020 (1 Comment)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM has just added the East Yorkshire village of North Newbald, near Market Weighton, to their on-going deployment of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology. The move came after local residents campaigned for the provider not to overlook their community.

virgin tv 360 possible uk set-top-box

25th Aug 2020 (31 Comments)

Customers of TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) are being invited to sign-up for the operator’s future launch of a new “next generation TV” service, which looks set to be called Virgin TV 360 and will also be accompanied by a new piece of set-top-box hardware or two.

giganet home 2020 uk isp logo

25th Aug 2020 (2 Comments)

Hampshire-based UK ISP Giganet has today launched two new phone services for their home broadband customers (i.e. Home Phone and Virtual Landline), which allows customers to keep their existing number and handset, albeit without the need for expensive BT phone lines.

vodafone gigafast broadband router front

25th Aug 2020 (37 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today revealed a new range of “gigafast broadband” packages that will only be available via Openreach’s new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool (360,000 premises). In other locations you’ll connect via Cityfibre’s “full fibre” platform.

ee uk logo

25th Aug 2020 (10 Comments)

UK ISP EE has this week become the latest internet provider to adopt SOGEA technology (standalone copper broadband), which means that their “fibre broadband” (FTTC and G.fast) packages no longer come with a phone (voice) calls service attached. Just don’t expect to save much money.

network cables closeup with fiber optical background

25th Aug 2020 (1 Comment)

Capita has today signed a new 5-year £8 million contract with Cheshire East Council in England, which will see them roll-out a Wide Area Network (WAN) to help provide data services for over 500 public sector sites (e.g. local councils, schools, fire and police service etc.) in the county. A new WiFi network is also planned.

video streaming player

24th Aug 2020 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk saw its internet traffic reach a new peak of 6.833Tbps (Terabits per second) at 21:25 last night, which is up from 6.488Tbps in June 2020 (here). The latest surge in data demand was driven by customers attempting to view the Champions League (football) final.

house building uk broadband

24th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

The latest independent H1 2020 study of broadband coverage among UK new build homes has indicated that 87.3% of houses constructed this year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network (up from 83% in H2 2019), which rises to 97.6% for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services (up from 96%).

24th Aug 2020 (4 Comments)

Engineers working for Hull-based UK ISP KCOM have taken time out of their efforts to deploy a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in order to help dig the trench for a new water supply in the East Yorkshire town of Nafferton, which is being used to serve new allotments at the Nafferton Recreation Club.

fibre optic blue light abstract 2017

24th Aug 2020 (4 Comments)

Apparently you can never have too many alternative full fibre broadband ISP networks, so here are two more with separate plans to expand across the United Kingdom in the near future – Westnetworks Innovations (WestWiFi) and FACTCO (Ecodial). Both providers already have some presence in the market.

virgin media broadband

24th Aug 2020 (38 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today discounted the price of their ultrafast broadband and weekend calls package, which for example drops their 108Mbps (10Mbps) plan to just £27 per month for the first 18 months of service (£51 a month thereafter). A number of other offers have also been introduced.

24th Aug 2020 (0 Comments)

One of our readers has spotted that wireless broadband ISP Solway Communications, possibly working on behalf of Grain, appears to be constructing a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network down several residential streets near Carlisle City Centre in Cumbria, England.

24th Aug 2020 (1 Comment)

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has somewhat comically included broadband ISP Virgin Media UK in their latest list of DMCA takedown notices, which as part of a crackdown against illegal IPTV services ordered Google to remove the provider’s online bundles shop from their search results.

bt broadband logo official

22nd Aug 2020 (36 Comments)

Mainstream media reports have today claimed that a number of major private equity firms are exploring the possibility of making a joint bid for the whole BT Group, which could be worth up to £15bn. In response the operator has reportedly asked Goldman Sachs to update its bid defence strategy.

consumer satisfaction broadband rating

21st Aug 2020 (13 Comments)

Ofcom UK has published their 2020 survey of broadband and mobile service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest ISPs and mobile operators. Overall TalkTalk attracted the lowest satisfaction for home broadband (78%) again, while Three UK were the same for mobile (89%).

21st Aug 2020 (20 Comments)

UK ISP Trunk Networks (Leetline) has streamlined their line-up of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband packages on Openreach’s (BT) national UK network and also reduced some of their prices. As a result their top 900Mbps (gigabit) tier is now just £66 inc. VAT per month (down from £144).

21st Aug 2020 (14 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Wildanet has extended their network to the market town of Liskeard and claimed that it is now Cornwall’s (England) first location to benefit from the “fastest level of broadband speeds available” at 1Gbps, except its not and the fastest consumer package on their site is only 50Mbps.

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